What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and widely distributed in nature.
Why is fluoride important?
The American Dental Association, the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics among many other organizations, have endorsed the use of fluoride because it reduces tooth decay. Over two thirds of the US public water supply is fluoridated. Unfortunately, in New Jersey the water supply is not fluoridated, therefore fluoride supplements and treatments are vital to providing the necessary protection for both developing and existing teeth.
How does fluoride work?
Fluoride deposits in the growing bones and developing teeth of children, helping to harden the enamel on both baby and adult teeth before they even emerge. Fluoride also helps to harden the enamel on adult teeth that have already emerged.
Dr. Mannella, Dr. Giancona and Dr. Russo are always happy to answer any questions regarding fluoride use, or to discuss any concerns you may have relating to your children’s oral health.